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these hot spots of real development and bursts of energy in certain cities? >> very important. because one, of course, as inventory shrinks and prices increase, there's a greater demand for new construction. also, most americans' net worth is tied into their homes and now their net worth has gone up so they're more optimistic about the economy, and will spend more. also people can sell their homes and move to other places where there are jobs. and there is also going to be a free-up of entry-level housing as well. >> so what kind of a year are you expecting in 2013? >> i think a good year. i think if the government can just get out of the way, go ahead and tell us what the rules are going to be, whatever they're going to be. make the rules step up to the plate and act responsibly, make some decisions. and then i think the free market system and our business leaders and businesses, small business owners, will make it work. >> are a lot of people in business talking about what's going on with guns and the potential for new gun legislation? i mean, this week we saw sporting goods chain dick's
foundations today that the donors' intent does not continue for many generations. and the energy and the passion in the giving doesn't necessarily continue. so we're seeing, and bill gates is a perfect example, bill and melinda decided their foundation will spend down within 50 years of their death. we have seen more and more foundations use the spin-down to have more resources for today's problems and focus dramatically on what they do. >> jeff, are there particulars areas of need or charity you would like to see increased entrepreneurship, anything that looks prime for innovation to you right now? >> yeah, the genius of american philanthropy which leads to world by far is the one volunteerism. number two, as the american industry innovation. so i think we are seeing in, for example, education, dramatic change taking place in terms of charter schools, in terms of focusing on stem -- the science technology, engineering, and math. things that will transform american education which will transform the american economy. >> this is a very good point. and a lot of, right now, across t
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